New Frontiers in Optical Trapping and Optical Manipulation

7 July 2017, Barcelona

In honour of Prof. Dmitri Petrov.

Symposium on  New Frontiers in Optical Trapping and Optical Manipulation.

Optical trapping has become a transversal enabling tool involved in a wide range of experiments from fundamental Physics to Biology. In this context the event will bring together experts from different communities with the goal to explore emerging trends.

The symposium will take place as part on this year’s ICFO School on the Frontiers of Light, an annual series aimed at giving talented young researchers and students worldwide a first introduction to a thematic research area, and will be held in honour of our late colleague Prof. Dmitri Petrov.

Invited Speakers

Poster Session

We will have a poster session where all participants will have the opportunity to present their work.

Important Dates

  • Deadline for registration: 23 June 2017
  • Symposium date: 7 July 2017


You can register for the symposium via the following link. No fee is required. Students accepted into the ICFO School on the Frontiers of Light will be automatically registered for the symposium.


ICFO – the Institute of Photonic Sciences, is a young research institution that aims to advance the very limits of the science and technology of light, tackling important challenges faced by society at large in all areas of life, including health, energy, information, safety, security and caring for the environment. ICFO is a member of BIST, the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology, and is situated in Castelldefels, a small town located by the sea just outside of Barcelona, Spain.

More information about how to get to ICFO can be found HERE.


The Local Organising Committee is Prof. Lluis Torner (ICFO), Prof. Romain Quidant (ICFO) , Dr. Raúl Rica (University of Granada) and Dr Robert Sewell (ICFO).

ICFO Schools on the Frontiers of Light aim at giving talented young researchers and students worldwide a first introduction to a thematic research area and a taste of an international research environment. These schools incorporate a dynamic and social learning environment beyond participating in lectures, including group discussions, direct interactions with the lecturers, student talks, poster presentations, and visits to labs.

Hosted at ICFO – the Institute of Photonic Sciences in Barcelona, Spain, and supported by the Fundació Catalunya – La Pedrera • Ignacio Cirac Program Chair, these schools are open to a limited number of students, selected on the basis of academic merit.

International Travel Fellowships are available to outstanding applicants from around the world.